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Use of Comic Con Photos Waiver?

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cabler30:
I guess when u buy a badge, u are consenting they can use a picture of u being at event. if otehrs are too worried about legel hassles they can easily ask u to sign a paper or form that u read saying u give consent to use ur pic in a promotional material at time. as long as it not misused by the con then i guess u cant sue them at all. people take so many pictures at events, that as long as they dont miss use it they wont get sued i guess.

Computer Gary:
I am not an attorney.  But there's no reasonable expectation of privacy in a public place, so I would think you don't have to worry about people that are in the background of whatever you're taking a picture of.  Even if you're taking general shots showing the crowd, since you're not focusing on any specific individual.


For instance, in the NYCC photo I posted earlier in this thread, there are four individuals whose faces are clearly visible.  But they're just "faces in the crowd," they just happened to be there at the moment I pressed the shutter.  So I would reasonably believe that I don't need to get their permission to post that photo.

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chocolateshake:
You are not allowed to view links. Register or LoginI am not an attorney.  But there's no reasonable expectation of privacy in a public place, so I would think you don't have to worry about people that are in the background of whatever you're taking a picture of.  Even if you're taking general shots showing the crowd, since you're not focusing on any specific individual.


For instance, in the NYCC photo I posted earlier in this thread, there are four individuals whose faces are clearly visible.  But they're just "faces in the crowd," they just happened to be there at the moment I pressed the shutter.  So I would reasonably believe that I don't need to get their permission to post that photo.

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This is often discussed in photography circles.

Standard I'm not an attorney disclaimer applies.  Everything I say is always only my opinion.  Being open to the public is different from a public place.  Examples of a public place are public streets, public sideways and public parks.  A convention center such as Javits or San Diego are not public places.  They are private places open to the public.  So what applies there is the policy declared by the people running those private places.  The sign at NYCC clearly spells that out.

darqamin:
It would be most efficient if they just applied the NYCC rules to SDCC so it is clear that panelists/press/attendees can use photos in the same manner. Ultimately, that is what almost any attendee does when they take photos at the event, might as well make the rules match the actual practice.

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